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Extended deadline 3rd Thematic IASC-Conference on Knowledge Commons, Paris, 20-22 October 2016 - deadline abstracts 1 May 2016

‘ADVANCING KNOWLEDGE COMMONS THROUGH LEGAL AND SOCIAL CHANGES' - WHEN COMMONS MEET LAW AND PUBLIC POLICY

Date: 20-22 October 2016 (extended dates!)

Venue: Paris (France)

Conference chairs: Séverine Dusollier, Tom Dedeurwaerdere

Spring Issue 2016 of International Journal of the Commons out now!

The International Journal of the Commons has issued its Spring Issue of 2016. This issue contains over a dozen of research articles, related to the governance on a wide range of resources all over the world: from Alpine meadows in Italy to public open spaces in Malaysia and from firewood in Northern Argentina to the floodplains of Zambia.

The new issue of the International Journal of the Commons will be officially launched at the 4th European IASC-Conference in Bern, 10-13 May 2016

Job Opportunity - Assistant Professor in Aboriginal Environmental Management and Governance

The School of Resource and Environmental Management (REM) at Simon Fraser University (SFU) invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in Aboriginal Environmental Management and Governance. We welcome applications from scholars who will advance environmental and social justice issues as they relate to Aboriginal communities in Canada through interdisciplinary research, teaching, mentoring, and community engagement.

IASC endorses the Global Call to Action on Indigenous and Community Land Rights

The global call to action is a campaign of the Rights and Resources Initiative and multiple partners to support the communal land rights of indigenous people and communities. The campaign calls for doubling the land area legally recognized as owned or controlled by indigenous people and communities by 2020. On the 8th of march 2016, the International Association for the Commons endorsed and signed the "Global Call to Action on Indigenous and Community Land Rights" in The Hague, together with more than 300 organizations worldwide.

Call for Contributions to Practitioners' Labs 4th European IASC-Conference (Bern, 10-13 May 2016) - deadline 1 April 2016

In order to promote meetings between academic scholars and expert practitioners to exchange their experience, ideas and questions with the academic scholars working on commons, the IASC now issues a call directed specifically at practitioners working on commons.In the past, practitioners’ meetings have been organized at several IASC-conferences, offering an excellent opportunity to exchange knowledge and expertise between practitioners and academic scholars interested in commons.

Elinor Ostrom Award on Collective Governance - Call for Nominations open until 31 March 2016

As the IASC is an institutional supporter of the Elinor Ostrom Award on Collective Governance we would like to draw your attention to the call for nominations for this award for 2015-2017. The Council of the Elinor Ostrom Award has opened the call to nominate outstanding scholars or practitioners in the field of commons to receive the Elinor Ostrom Award on Collective Governance of the Commons.

2nd International Conference LANDac (Utrecht, 30 June-1 July 2016)

One the 30th of June and the 1st of July 2016, LANDac will hold its second International Conference, entitled 'Linking the Rural and the Urban'. LANDac, founded in 2010 and based at Utrecht University, is a network of Dutch organizations interested in how land governance can contribute to equitable and sustainable development.

Development Management Institute new institutional member of the IASC

The IASC gladly welcomes the Development Management Institute (DMI) as a new institutional member of the IASC. DMI was set up on February 13, 2014, pursuant to a desire of the Government of Bihar, India, to establish a High Performing Knowledge Institution (HPKI) patterned on the founding vision of Institute of Rural Management Anand (IRMA).

New platform and new look for IASC's International Journal of the Commons

The International Journal of the Commons recently has moved to a new platform and has changed it's website accordingly. The International Journal of the Commons is a publication of the IASC and an interdisciplinary peer-reviewed open-access journal, dedicated to furthering the understanding of institutions for use and management of resources that are (or could be) enjoyed collectively.

Deadline Call for panels, papers, and posters Regional European IASC Conference extended until 30 Noc. 2015

The deadline for submitting your abstract for the 4th Regional European IASC-Conference (Bern, 10-13 May 2016) has been extended until 30 November 2015. Read more about the conference at the conference website http://conferences.iasc-commons.org/index.php/iasc/IASC_Europe_Bern2016 or download the call for abstracts here.

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